Roberta De Bei

Dr Roberta De Bei

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I moved to Adelaide after completing my PhD in viticulture at the University of Padova, in Italy. In over a decade at the University of Adelaide I have worked on various projects including the physiology of water stress, near infrared applications, carbohydrate metabolism, vine balance and digital/precision technologies for information-driven vineyard management. I am a co-inventor of VitiCanopy, an image-based App to measure grapevine canopy size and assess vineyard variability in real time. I am currently working on improving and expanding digital techniques into innovative tools for growers and viticulture practitioners which will assist in better managing vineyards across Australia.

In 2016 I was awarded the Australian Women in Wine award for Researcher of the Year. I am also a superstar of STEM for the 2019-20 program. This is an initiative of Science and Technology Australia aimed to increase the public visibility of women in STEM.

https://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/profile/dr-roberta-de-bei/

I moved to Adelaide after completing my PhD in viticulture at the University of Padova, in Italy. In over a decade at the University of Adelaide I have worked on various projects including the physiology of water stress, near infrared applications, carbohydrate metabolism, vine balance and digital/precision technologies for information-driven vineyard management. I am a co-inventor of VitiCanopy, an image-based App to measure grapevine canopy size and assess vineyard variability in real time. I am currently working on improving and expanding digital techniques into innovative tools for growers and viticulture practitioners which will assist in better managing vineyards across Australia.

In 2016 I was awarded the Australian Women in Wine award for Researcher of the Year. I am also a superstar of STEM for the 2019-20 program. This is an initiative of Science and Technology Australia aimed to increase the public visibility of women in STEM.

 https://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/profile/dr-roberta-de-bei/

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Research Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2016 Post doctoral fellow The university of Adelaide
    2007 - 2008 Post doctoral fellow Council for research and experimentation in Viticulture
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award Australian Women in Wine Awards. Researcher of the year 2016
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Italian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish; Castilian Can read and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2005 - 2007 The University of Padova Italy Doctor of Philosophy in Viticulture, Oenology and Marketing of Wineries
    The University of Padua Italy Masters degree in Agricultural Science and Technologies
    The University of Padova Italy Bachelor of Agricultural Science
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Vineyard Floor Management Systems to Improve Soil Health and Wine Quality Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Merek Marie Kesser
    2019 Co-Supervisor Developing and Assessing Different Cordon Establishment Techniques for Long Term Vineyard Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Patrick Vaughan O'Brien
    2017 Co-Supervisor Vineyard canopy management using digital imagery analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jingyun Ouyang
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Influence of canopy management on grapevine reproductive performance Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Xiaoyi Wang
    2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor An Investigation into the Effect of Grapevine Age on Vine Performance, Grape and Wine Composition, Sensory Evaluation and Epigenetic Characterisation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dylan Grigg
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137323
  • Email: roberta.debei@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7116
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Plant Research Centre, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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